Mission and Founding Principles
What defines us? Motivates us? Drives us to be the best?
Like our students, having a clear sense of purpose and an unshakeable commitment to hard work ensures that we, as the nation’s oldest, largest, and premier nonprofit graduate school dedicated to psychology and related behavioral sciences, are able to provide the absolute highest level of education to students like you. Consequently, as The Chicago School of Professional Psychology has evolved, so have the following principles that guide our growth and the values that define our character:
Integrating theory, professional practice, and innovation, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology provides an excellent education for careers in psychology and related behavioral and health sciences. The school is committed to service and embraces the diverse communities of our society.
The Chicago School strives to be the school of choice in professional psychology in the world and to realize its mission through innovation and quality.
Reflecting the systemic integration of our mission, our logo symbolizes our values: Education, Innovation, Service, and Community.
The Chicago School educates professionals whose practices exemplify a commitment to understand and respect individual and cultural differences. The application of humane professional judgment is achieved through the integration of psychological theory, scientific research, and professional practice. The curriculum and training opportunities prepare graduates to deliver outstanding professional services, emphasizing the need to understand diversity and the importance of working with underserved populations.
Institutional Learning Goals
Attained through individual programs of study, the following Institutional Learning Goals ensure that each program provides the absolute best career education:
• Scholarship: By completion of the program, students will be able to use scientific research and theory
to inform their practices and contribute to the body of work extending the reach of their specialties in
• Diversity: By completion of the program, students will be able to apply theoretical and practical
knowledge about ethnic, racial, gender, sexual, cultural and religious differences in their professional
• Professional Behavior: By completion of the program, students will be able to function in a
professional and ethical manner in classroom, off-site training, and work-settings.
• Professional Practice: By completion of the program, students will be able to conduct assessments,
develop appropriate interventions, and implement interventions in their specialty areas of
Learn more about the mission of The Chicago School. Call us today at 866 907-4209 or request more information.